1. Here I have a description of what moral panic is like. As shared in class moral panic is a public fear over a problem believed to be a threat. Sometime in class I heard about panic around the time of war and in the 50s youth cultures became a national social problem, especially in high schools, sets off in a string of moral panics about their sexual activities.
Marilyn Manson and Moral Panic: Marilyn Manson is often negatively represented in the mainstream media as he is perceived as deviant due to his use of style – black clothing and heavy makeup and satanic worshiping song lyrics. Due to this use of style and his appearance, Marilyn Manson was perceived as a threat to wider society’s values, which meant a moral panic occurred.
Moral Panics in the Contemporary World represents the best current theoretical and empirical work on the topic, taken from the international conference on moral panics held at Brunel University. The range of contributors, from established scholars to emerging ones in the field, and from a working journalist as well, helps to cover a wide range of moral panics, both old and new, and extend the geographical scope of moral panic analysis to previously underrepresented areas. Designed from the…
Prostitution and trafficking – the anatomy of a moral panic. In 1997 two academics estimated that 71 women had been trafficked (under the UK's very loose definition of trafficking) and that 'the problem' could be anything from 2-20 times greater. The upper-bound figure became rounded up, reported, doubled, misquoted, and suddenly we're trying to find an annual 18,000 trafficked sex workers who don't exist.